Sunday, June 30, 2013

LAST DAY(S) for ordering



Well....didn't this past year fly?  It just seemed like a few months ago we were releasing the 2012-13 Annual catalogue amid much hoopla and excitement.  And now here we are on the brink of the release of another new Annual Catalogue.
The release of a new catty means that the existing ones are leaving us....

TODAY is the final day that you can order out of the Seasonal Catalogue (the one with the blue cover).  TOMORROW is the final day you can order out of the 2012-13 Annual Catty.

So what are some of the top items in each?
Seasonal Catty:

  • Flower trim 
  • Tea Time Trinkets 
  • Tea for Two DSP
  • Artisan Embellishment Kit
  • Designer Builder Brads
  • Two Tone Ribbon (in Pink and Grey)
  • Ciao Baby stamp set
  • Print Poetry DSP stack

Annual Catty:
Phew...where do I start?  Some of my favs that are leaving us are:

  • French Foliage stamp set
  • Established Elegance stamp set
  • Pursuit of Happiness stamp set
  • Bitty buttons
  • Big Shot doctors bag (essential if you take your Big Shot with you to events)
  • Two Tags Bigz Die
  • Fancy Favours Box die
  • Seam binding in the retiring colours


Also, if you are into material/fabric on your projects, ALL the fabric is retiring and is NOT being replaced.  This is it....the end of fabric.

Contact me to place your orders ASAP.  I will only be accepting orders up to 6pm tonight for the Seasonal Catty and up to 6pm tomorrow night for the Annual Catty.  This is to ensure that orders go through the system ok and payment are now only being accepted as credit card (Visa or M/C).

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

and the winner is........

The winner of the Stampin' Up! prize pack which was on offer to win at the  Colac Picture to Page Scrapbook and Papercraft show is:
EMILY DAVIS of COLAC, Vic.
Emily's prize contains 20 sheets of cardstock which includes all the in-colours (both last year's and the NEW 2013-14 ones) plus all the new colours that are coming into the colour families, a clear mount stamp set, a wood mount stamp set, a classic ink pad, a SNAIL, a spool of ribbon, a packet of buttons, a bottle of silver dazzling details, the new 2013-14 Annual Catalogue, an exclusive Stampin' Up! pen and reusable shopping bag.  Total prize pack is more than $120.

Congratulations Emily, I hope you enjoy your goodies.

Monday, June 24, 2013

Guest Designer

Well, this guest designer has been patiently waiting in the wings for me to load these pics!  I want to welcome GD Terri Hawke to my blog.  Terri is one of my downlines and is now living in Canberra with her hubby and son.  Terri started as a SU! demonstrator just after moving to Canberra and is looking to build her business and share her love of all things stamping and crafting.  Terri is a talented artist, particularly in scrapbooking.  If you are in Canberra and need some tuition, Terri is your girl!


On this fabbo tri-shutter card, Terri has used a number of products which feature on the retiring products list; the Twitterpated DSP, the Baja Breeze cardstock, the white paper daisy and the sentiment (top pic) is from the stamp set "Pursuit of Happiness" which is also retiring.  All of these will be GONE FOREVER on June 30th, so get your orders in if you want these!

This card - featuring a decorated interior - also features retiring products.  The stamped images (both angel and both sentiments) are from the 'Rejoicing with You" set.  Terri has done well with this card as she has added a little bit more to it by heat embossing the angel in gold.  She is making me work for my money today, as I think she has used DSP form a couple of different kits.  The blue and yellow come from International Bazaar, the green from Polka Dot Parade and the red from Summer Smooches!
 In this detail picture, you can see that Terri has just picked out the word "rejoice" that featured on one of the word stamps in this set and made it into a flag.  She has also used the gold smooch spritz to add that extra bling to the card.  Beautiful!

Remember, once we start the new catalogue, these items will be gone FOREVER, so don't delay in placing your orders!

Thanks Terri for putting this together.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

A little bit of excitement in the air!

Guess what arrived for me today?
My pre-order for the upcoming 2013-14 Annual Catalogue.  And no.....before anyone asks, I CANNOT show you the actual products.  BUT I can show you some of the finished projects I make with them.  So strap yourselves in as I attempt to do justice to all the beautiful things that are contained within those boxes!!!

If you would like to see my creations in real life, then come along to the Picture to Page Papercraft Show in Colac on June 22nd (to be held at COPACC).  I will be there with some sneak peeks at new products, I will have an MDS display and there will also be PRIZES to win!!  I will also be demo'ing some MDS projects at various times, so check out this blog for those times.  Come along and check it out!!

Tickets are available at the door and are $7 (u/16 free).  Refreshments available to purchase.

Friday, June 7, 2013

Update on retiring products

Here is an updated list of items from the retired list that have already sold out.  Make sure that you don't miss out on what you want by placing your order TODAY.  Either use the hostess code via my online shop (SKQFFGAG) or shoot me an email with your shopping list.


Bashful Blue Reinker
Pretty In Pink Reinker
Certainly Celery Reinker
More Mustard Reinker
Regal Rose Reinker
Riding Hood Red Reinker
River Rock Reinker
Baja Breeze Reinker
Bravo Burgundy Reinker

Brights Classics Stampin' Pads
Brights Markers
Brights Crayons

Neutral Classics Ink Refills
Neutral Markers
Neutral Crayons

Pretty in Pink 12x12 cardstock
Regal Rose A4 cardstock
Glossy cardstock

Regals Classics Ink Refills
Regals Crayons

Subtles ink Refills
Subtles Classic Stampin' Pads
Subtles Markers
Subtles Crayons

12x12 page protectors
Buttons #5 Sizzlits Die
Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint


Monday, June 3, 2013

Say goodbye to.....Established Elegance

Established Elegance is a truly beautiful stamp set that contained a number of images that could be used for a variety of cards and scrapbook pages.  If you are into vintage looking cards and layouts, then this stamp set is a MUST.
At just $38.95 for clear and $48.95 for wood, this set will be one that you will get heaps of use out of.  On this particular card, other retiring products are the Baja Breeze seam binding ($11.95), the Curly Cute sentiment ($27.95 clear; $34.95 wood), First Edition DSP ($21.95) and the Champagne Shimmer paint ($9.95).

Don't miss out on getting any of these products.  Contact me to place your order, or go online and use the hostess code - SKQFFGAG - before June 15th.

Sunday, June 2, 2013

MDS home sessions

A few weeks ago I ran an intro session to My Digital Studio.  Unfortunately, a few people couldn't make it because of a clash of date, but have indicated to me that they would like to attend a second session.  Trying to arrange a second date that will suit everyone will prove to be difficult, so I have come up with another option.

I will run MDS intro workshops at your home.  Simply get a group of gal pals together and I will run through the program covering:

  • introduction to digital crafting
  • getting started
  • what you can create with MDS
  • ordering digital content

This is a fun session and it will give you a really good idea if MDS can work for you (I'm confident that it will!).  Contact me to arrange a session.

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Update on retired products

I told you that things would sell out quickly....

Here is a list of those items that are already gone.  Make sure you don't miss out.  Place your order with me TODAY.  Remember, if you use my hostess code when you place an online order (see posts below) then you will be eligible for a free 6x6" DSP pack.

ITEMS THAT ARE GONE.....FOREVER

  • Bashful Blue Reinker
    Pretty In Pink Reinker
    Certainly Celery Reinker
    More Mustard Reinker
    Regal Rose Reinker
    Riding Hood Red Reinker
    River Rock Reinker

    Brights Classics Stampin' Pads
    Brights Markers
    Brights Crayons

    Neutral Classics Ink Refills
    Neutral Markers
    Neutral Crayons

    Pretty in Pink 12x12 cardstock
    Regal Rose A4 cardstock

    Regals Classics Ink Refills
    Regals Crayons

    Subtles ink Refills
    Subtles Classic Stampin' Pads
    Subtles Markers
    Subtles Crayons

    12x12 page protectors


New Stamps here NOW!

Oh my.  How much goodness can there be?

Stampin' Up! have just released the RETIRING LISTS for STAMPS & ACCESSORIES (click on link and then select retiring products on left hand side) - some of them a saving of 50%! - and now, hot on the heels of this is the announcement of two beaut offers.

First up, at Convention, SU! announced that as part of their 25yr birthday celebrations, they were releasing a "BEST OF..." range of stamps.  A new set will be released each month and will contain between 3 - 5 images.  These images are the best of 25 years of stamps and will fall into various categories, but in each set, there will also be a never seen before image!  The first cab off the rank is 'June - Best of Flowers'.  I can tell you that these are fabulous and one of the images is one of my all time favourites...the silhouette flower image from 'Upsy Daisy'.  The images in this set are about 50% of the originals.  How do I know?  Because I received this set FOR FREE at Convention as a prize!!!  These will be ongoing on a monthly basis until April 2014.  These sets are only available in clear mount and will cost $25.95
Aster flower which has pink line around it is able to be punched out using the 1 1/4" scallop circle punch!
Secondly, SU! have announced that they will be releasing a range of stamps in the Australian market that you can buy as SINGLES.  These stamps will be available NOW until August 31st or until sold out.  Note that the stamps will not come in a hard case, but you will be able to purchase one of the smaller wood mount cases to store them in when the new Annual Catalogue goes live on July 2nd.
This pic was taken directly off the SU! website.  Remember to order through me via my online shop to secure the preferred price!
Make sure you shop via my online store.  Don't forget to look at the retirement lists and if you order and enter the hostess code SKQFFGAG before June 15th, you will receive a free 6x6" DSP pack (**note, if your order will go over $300, please DO NOT use this hostess code....start your own hostess code from scratch.  Contact me for help if needed)